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Joanna Mueller is a lifelong gamer who used to insist on having the Super Mario Bros manual read to her as a bedtime story. Now she's reading Minecraft books to her own kiddo while finally making use of her degree to write about games.

Divinity: Original Sin 2 Game Master Mode Crafts Player Curated Campaigns

The best way to please backers is to consistently deliver on your campaign promises. Larian Studios wanted to raise $500,000 with their Divinity: Original...

Stunmason’s StarFlint Returns With New Campaign And Old Issues

Last summer, Stunmason Games tried to bring their sci fi adventure, StarFlint to life through crowdfunding. Ultimately, they were unable to reach their €40,000 funding...

Kynseed Offers A Molyneux-Free Fable Adventure

If you remember Lionhead Studios, you’ll remember Peter Molyneux’s propensity for embellishing certain features in upcoming Fable games. An occasional point of contention, it...

Space N Traders Proves Steam Greenlight Can’t Die Fast Enough

Earlier this year Valve announced that they were discontinuing their Steam Greenlight distribution method. From an indie perspective this could make it more difficult...
Lancelot's Hangover

Learning About Sexy Puzzle Dependency in Lancelot’s Hangover

Making a game is a learning process. No amount of experience or planning can eliminate all issues and setbacks. It's just part of game development. Indie developer...

No News Isn’t Good News For Exogenesis: Perils Of Rebirth

When backers pledge their support for a crowdfunded project they have the reasonable expectation of developers keeping them updated. While it can be difficult...

Can The Long Dark Lure Players Back With Its Story Mode?

The story of The Long Dark stretches back to 2013 when the project was first pitched on Kickstarter. Since then the title has enjoyed...

Exploring the Curious Multi-Level Marketing Connections Of Ashes Of Creation

Earlier this week we introduced the staggeringly popular Kickstarter campaign for upcoming MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. The project has won the hearts and dollars...
SPIFFING

Her Majesty’s SPIFFING Hopes Additional Platforms Will Boost Sales

When BillyGoat Entertainment Kickstarted their shamelessly British point and click adventure game, Her Majesty's SPIFFING, they already had plans to make it episodic. Clearly, it would...

Kickstarter Game of the Week: Eagle Island

Sometimes a crowdfunding campaign comes along that hits all the right notes and really deserves some extra love and attention. This week we’ve picked...

Game Designer Needed In The World Of Chalk

There are so many elements that need to come together to make an indie game successful. Occasionally, a project will try to circumvent one...

Sandbox Targets The Wrong Market For Funding

At first glance the Kickstarter campaign for TarteUp’s game, Sandbox looks reasonably solid. It has a trailer, plenty of photos and information, and even...

Despite Going Viral, Pooping With Friends Sequel Can’t Cash In

When developers K Bros Games stumbled upon YouTube success with a quirky pooping game, it wasn’t the result of impressive marketing or big budget gameplay....

Selecting Your Counselor Main For Friday The 13th The Game

With the release date for Friday the 13th The Game fast approaching, it's time to pick favorites. Ever since its 2015 Kickstarter campaign, the teams at...

Ashes Of Creation And The Changing Landscape Of MMO Crowdfunding

Massively Multiplayer Role Playing Games are by their own definition, massive. As such this has become one of the most challenging genres to fund...

Phoenix Point: Early vs Exclusive Backer Content

Headed up by veteran X-COM designer, Julian Gollop and Gaming Insiders founder, David Kaye, Snapshot Games is the latest developer to get the Fig...